Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Fortinet Launches Industry’s First Universal Wireless Access Points

Fortinet’s New Series of Universal Access Points Automate Operations and Defend Against IoT Threats With The Fortinet Security Fabric

Dubai, UAE, – September 6, 2016: Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced the launch of its new FortiAP-U series of universal wireless access points (AP), designed to reduce complexity with the most flexible, enterprise-grade wireless solution on the market. Fortinet’s innovative universal APs combine truly unified access network control and visibility with the superior protection of Fortinet’s Security Fabric.

“IT teams face severe challenges scaling and securing their wireless networks to meet rising access demands and the increasing dangers posed by IoT,” John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions, Fortinet. “The Fortinet Security Fabric solves these challenges by integrating security with the wireless infrastructure to unlock advanced internal segmentation strategies that are critical to defend against IoT threats. Now offering automated operations and plug-in-play compatibility with any Fortinet access management backend, the introduction of Fortinet’s patented FortiAP-U series of universal access points lowers the barrier for customers to implement the increased security protections of the Fortinet Security Fabric.”

Protect Your Internet of Things with The Fortinet Security Fabric
Fully integrated within the Fortinet Security Fabric the FortiAP-U series devices deliver unified protections for the network edge with security functions and application controls. Seamless Security Fabric integration also enables access network segmentation capabilities to deliver the only security strategy capable of protecting enterprises against threats targeting IoT and endpoint devices before they can access critical internal data.

Automated Network Operations, Simplified Access and Advanced Security
FortiAP-U series universal APs simplifies deployment and administration of access networks, offering a single appliance that is compatible with all Fortinet access management platforms – including FortiWLC enterprise wireless LAN controllers, integrated with FortiGate enterprise firewall LAN controllers and FortiCloud’s controllerless cloud wireless management.

Universal access points feature innovative plug-in-play implementation, enabling each device to automatically determine the type of management backend and pull down configuration information to deliver rapid deployment without the need for IT to manually update every appliance.

Performance to Meet Access Demands Now and Into the Future
Fortinet Universal APs are also designed to suit the wireless needs of the largest enterprises with cutting-edge 2 802.11ac Wave 2 features such as quad spacial streams, extended 5 GHz channel support, wide-channel 160MHz and Multi-User MIMO.

These technologies maximize bandwidth and device capacity, supporting even the most dense wireless needs with mulit-gigabit throughput while providing advanced security and unified visibility for all of the devices connected to the network. These features coupled with universal  management compabitlities enable the flexibility to effortlessly scale as network requirements increase.

Additional Information
The FortiAP-U series of wireless access points are available now. Please contact your authorized Fortinet sales representative for more details.

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About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 280,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at http://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

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